My favorite travel memory is hiking into the heart of an extinct volcano in Costa Rica where a small rainwater lagoon has formed. The trek to reach these calm, bright turquoise waters took our class through a thick rainforest with a narrow trail to the rim of the volcano which we climbed down. We were rewarded with a cool swim and an opportunity to truly enjoy the beauty of the natural world around us. Through the canopy a few kilometers away, you can see the active Arenal Volcano.
The Backpackers: Central America program is full of adventures like this, which keeps me coming back!